New Digital Camera!

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by kf4jqd, Jan 27, 2003.

  1. kf4jqd

    kf4jqd Active Member

    Friday, Jessica and I bought a new digital camera! It's a Sony MVC FD100. I have already took many pictures with it. Plus it can make small MPEGs! I also have more pictures on my web site:
    Let me know what you think.


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  2. kf4jqd

    kf4jqd Active Member

    Another picture!

    Here's another one. Take alook at the web site! :D


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  3. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Andy, I like the photos! Unfortunately your link is not working for me.:(

    :D Val
  4. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    I've really gotta get myself one of them thingys before I start Garahbara MKII. They're the only way to go, I reckon. :D :cool:
  5. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Nice, big pictures Andy!
    I have the older Sony Mavica FD73...
    They're so simple to use...a big plus for a "techno-flunky" like me! :D
    Look forward to see more of your modeling! :)
  6. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Nice pics Andy!
  7. yellowlynn

    yellowlynn Member


    This is a little off course, but I got a Kodak DX3700 with a dock. I have no trouble taking pictures, but when I download, I can't do anything with them. I have a reader, and have sent pictures of my layout and engines and such. I hate to take that expensive postage stamp out to send pictures.

    If anyone has camera like this contact so I can start posting pictures here.

  8. kf4jqd

    kf4jqd Active Member

  9. Vic

    Vic Active Member

    Andy, Great pictures....know that you are gonna enjoy the new camera....I have the Sony MCV FD 75....another great one for the "photographically challanged":D

    Lynn....Is it your pictures wont post here or is it you cant do anything with them at all? Check the format after they are acquired from the camera to your computer. Has to be JPG, JPEG, PNG or GIF to post here....The software that came with the camera should be able to convert them if they are not the correct format.
  10. kf4jqd

    kf4jqd Active Member

    Converting software

    I have 3 different kinds of photo editing software: Corel Photo House, Micrografx, and Pixel (came with camera).

    You're right Vic, I will enjoy it. Jessica is taking me to the Natioanl Railroad Muesum in Green Bay, WI for my birthday in March!:eek: :eek: :eek: I will have many pictures to post!

  11. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Hi Andy, nice photo's, looks like your going to take lots of pretty pics now.
  12. Nice photos, Andy. It looks like you're already having a good time taking pictures of that good looking layout. :)
  13. rockislandmike

    rockislandmike Active Member

    One can NEVER see enough Rock Island photos !!! Congrats on the new purchase !!!

    PS great looking engine house Andy.
  14. aartwmich

    aartwmich Member

    Andy....Congrats on your new camera! You'll have a blast with it, digital cameras are the finest for instant photographic gratification!! LOL And if you take a bad shot you know right away and can just retake it!!

    Yellowlynn..hang in there, you need to learn how to download the files off the camera, organize them on your hard drive and how to use the various softwares to resize and edit your photos. I like to use the flashcard reader and just drag and drop them off that drive into the photo folder I have set up on my hard drive. It can be intimidating at first if your not familiar with files and folders, but once you learn how it's awesome and you will take a ton of photos!!
  15. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    I use the same Kodak camera,(without dock), and I use the Kodak software to transfer the photos to the PC, and "trim", and adjust "brightness and contrast". Kodak software stores these pics in the "kodak picture" folder.
    I then use Corel Photo-Paint 7, to crop, tweak, and "airbrush the flaws", and then "resample" to 600 pixel by XXX pixel,( if you only select one, H, or W, the other adjusts automaticly) , and "save as" .jpg, to the A: drive, which is where I post them from.
    My hard drive still has the original, unmodified photos in the Kodak picture folder.
  16. aartwmich

    aartwmich Member

    Sumpter..isn't your A drive a floppy drive? Maybe not, but thats the norm.

    I usually make a folder with a date for my original photo files and a subfolder to that named 'small' to save altered photo files to so as not to overwrite the original photo files. I just add a 'sm' to the original file name.

    I use "windows explorer" to make folders and move files around from flashcard to dated folders.

    Of course there are 6 different ways to do the same thing, and the descriptive language of how to do things often gets in the way.
  17. yellowlynn

    yellowlynn Member


    Vic, ImaTBGF, and sumpter, the three of you hel;ped me work it out. I may not be stupid, but I got a lot of ignoprance on a lot of things. The answer was simple, it goes to the hard drive and all I had to do was go to C drive, and WOW, there they were. As soon as I get over my ecstatic delight I'll see about doing some posting, and not at the PO.

    Thanks everybody
  18. kf4jqd

    kf4jqd Active Member

    Ebay winnings!

    I won this IHC Rock Island steam locomotive on Ebay for $30!!!! Took at digital picture before it came out of the box. In the morning I will place it on the layout and take some more.


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  19. aartwmich

    aartwmich Member

    Kewl Yellowlynn!! Once ya know how to do something, it's EASY!!
  20. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    The A: drive is the floppy. The "sized" photos are stored on floppys. I can take them with me, and if the hard drive crashes....
    and they do.....I still have my pictures. :D :D

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